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Senate Considers Health Reform Legislation; Timing Uncertain

The U.S. Senate was working hard to develop its version of a health reform measure, but timetable expectations continue to shift. The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of a health reform bill in May; the Senate leadership had hoped to pass an alternative healthcare coverage measure by the end of June. Senate Republicans...
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Cabergoline Tapering Successful at Maintaining Normal Prolactin Levels in Patients with Macroprolactinomas

Tapering cabergoline (CAB) levels can still maintain normal prolactin (PRL) levels in patients with macroprolactinomas, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. Researchers led by Phillipe Chanson, MD, of Hopital de Bicetre in Le Kremlin-Bicetre, France, point out that CAB is “currently the dopamine agonist (DA) of choice” in...
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Endocrine Society Implements New EDC Advisory Group – Joins with European Societies to Oppose EDC Criteria

During the past three years, the Endocrine Society has worked to expand its global advocacy concerning endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The Society has become a recognized leader in advocating for policies and regulatory strategies for EDCs that reflect the latest endocrine science and incorporate principles of endocrinology. EDCs are chemicals that interfere with the normal function...
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Autocrine Prolactin Associated with Endometrial Cancer Growth, Metastasis, Reduced Sensitivity to Chemotherapy

Researchers have shown that autocrine human prolactin (hPRL) promotes endometrial tumor growth and metastasis, as well as reduces sensitivity to chemotherapy, leading to worse survival outcomes. Based on this association, the investigators also point to a possible therapeutic strategy for endometrial cancer (EC). The results were published recently in Endocrinology. The team, led by Peter...
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Endocrine Societies Disappointed with EC’s Proposed EDC Criteria

The Endocrine Society, the European Society for Endocrinology, and the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology sent a joint letter to the European Commission (EC) expressing serious concern with the Commission’s proposed criteria on endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). In the letter, the three societies claim the proposed criteria will fail to identify EDCs that are currently causing...
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Endocrine Society Makes Headlines

Several esteemed members of the Endocrine Society are making their own headlines in a variety of media around the world. Check them out below: Runner’s World – What Runners Need to Know About Missing Their Periods Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc, and Kathryn Ackerman, MD, MPH, discussed the Society’s new Clinical Practice Guideline on functional hypothalamic...
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Researchers Studying Novel Gestational Diabetes Screening Alternative

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) recently published a study demonstrating the potential clinical utility of glycated CD59 (GCD59) as a novel biomarker for the screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The data from this study showed that a single blood test that measures plasma GCD59 at week 24-28 of gestation identified...